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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
Melange #3 is a blend of three bourbon barrel aged strong ales. White Oak Sap, a wheat wine, our Anniversary Series old ale and our imperial stout, Black Tuesday, join forces in this luxurious strong ale that links some of the best characteristics of each of the contributing beers. Chocolate, dark fruits, oaky vanilla and rich toffee-like character reach through the bourbon veneer for an intensely satisfying quaff.

Previous Vintages: 15.5% ABV

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds boatloads of wood, brown sugar, caramel, fudge, vanilla, dark bread, roast, dark fruits, earth, tobacco, spices and resinous hops. Fiery and boozy on the nose. The flavour is heavily sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of caramel, fudge, vanilla, dark fruits, spices and resinous hops. The mouthfeel is round, soft and sticky with a light carbonation. Maple syrup, dried fruits, robust caramel and fairly balanced hops. Near full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2012
A big ol beer. 2011. I get a lot of the anniversary brew here. Some nice maple/sap aromas. I guess the BT is in there but it seems lost on me. A smooth sipper for sure. Alcohol is well hidden. Doesnt need the aging but will be interesting to see how it develops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a hazy dark brwoen with a small tannish cap S: Immediate boozines stings the nostrils, chocolate, caramel, raisin, oak and vanilla. T: Delicous and amazing! Booze soaked fruits and chocolate covered raisins, chocolate, bourbon, oak and vanilla just like the nose. I also get a nice Eartiness that goes beyond the oak. M: Big body, loads of flavor O: Just delicous and I see it being cellar worthy for sure

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Callmecoon for this. 2011 vintage I presume. 4.0 A: Black color in the glass, but it didnt look so dark during the pour. Oh well. Two fingers of beige frothy head. Retention is very good given the ABV, but nothing is left with regard to lacing. 4.5 S: Intensely sweet with huge dollops of caramel, toffee, and molasses. Lots of oak and vanilla in this. Leathery bourbon booziness. Fair amount of chocolate and dark fruits with emphasis on prune and fig. The aromas from the base beers blend quite well together. 3.5 T: Again, intensely sweet. The decision to drink this alone was a bad one, but I will persist. Anyway, this reminds me a lot of straight up Black Tuesday in that the sweetness goes unchecked and the booze is almost as bad. However, both the sweetness and booze are a little lower in magnitude. Anyway, a lot of caramel, toffee, molasses again. Chocolate, fig, plum, prune, melon, vanilla, and oak. Leathery bourbon, brown sugar, butterscotch. Huge all around. 4.0 M: Syruppy heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Velvety creaminess. The only problem is the amylase coagulation that is going on. 4.0 D: An intense beer. I got through the whole bottle and it wasnt so bad. Yes, the sweetness is trying, but the flavor profile is pretty good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-08-2012 02:53:36

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle with coworkers. Pours a deep brown but not quite black with minimal tan head. Aroma is cherry, vanilla, oak and some sweetness. Taste is very sweet. I get the Black Tuesday in there and some of the oak. More cherry notes, toffee, fake vanilla sweetness. Overall, a descent beer to have 3oz of for desert, if I liked desert that doesnt involve cheese.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle from Nick or Provisions. Aroma has strong notes of sweet bourbon with fig and sweet fruit notes. Flavor is of sweet caramel, Vanilla Coke, and cocoa nibs. Palate is pretty amazing for 15%. Excellent beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2026) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. Dark black pour, ring of carbonation and an aroma of molasses, brown sugar and a little bourbon. Flavor is slick bourbon, vanilla, coconutm dark malt and finished warming and smooth on the aftertaste. Solid, would definitely buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2302) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown black with a tight soapy tan head that fades to a film. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla all around with marsh mellow and syrup. Taste is vanilla and marsh mellow with some chocolate and oak wine . Palate is full and slick with a syrupy dry finish. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2888) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottled shared by Armin, Caleb and Greg - thanks guys! Nose is a whiff of bourbon and vanilla. Thin brown with tan head. Tastes much more complex than it looks. Malty chocolate goodness with a nice warm booze that longers. Really fantastic blend! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9411) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pour out of bottle is deep reddish black with thin off white head, aroma has notes of big bourbon and slight alcohol, touch of vanilla, roast, chocolate malt, hints of espresso, roasted malt, touch of caramel and dark fruit. Taste is a nice mix of roast, caramel, vanilla and bourbon, nice chocolate and espresso, touch of cocoa, some slight dark fruit. Finishing fairly alcoholic but nice tasting.

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